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Ever Heard of Presenteeism?

Ever Heard of Presenteeism?

Have you ever gotten up in the morning with chest congestion and a horrible headache and still gone to work?  Of course you have!  This is called presenteeism.  Presenteeism is showing up for work when you’re sick.  Lots of people don’t like to miss work so they show up and gut it out.  While this [...]

August 27, 2015 Beth Elliott Employees, Importance of Clean, Miscellaneous 0

Ever Use this Magical, Natural Cleaning Ingredient?

Ever Use this Magical, Natural Cleaning Ingredient?

A facility manager for an office building recently asked one of our area developers to help get rid of the hard water stains that were on the tile in their gym shower. The area developer showed up one evening to get the job done.  He tried 3 different cleaning chemicals that night.  None of them [...]

June 5, 2015 Beth Elliott Cleaning Products, Cleaning Tips, Importance of Clean, Uncategorized 0

Harrison Ford and Clean Floors

Harrison Ford and Clean Floors

A customer recently called one of our area developers and asked them if they would strip and wax the floors.  The customer said that he wanted the floors to look great because Harrison Ford was coming to visit. Here’s a key question to ask…why would this customer want their floors to shine for Harrison Ford?  [...]

March 23, 2015 Beth Elliott Importance of Clean, Miscellaneous 0

Are You Spreading Germs When You Wash Your Hands?

Are You Spreading Germs When You Wash Your Hands?

The assault on hand dryers continues.  Scientists from Leeds University, the 8th largest university in the UK, recently completed a study that concluded that hand dryers are worse than paper towels when it comes to spreading germs.  Airborne germ counts were 27 times higher around jet air dryers in comparison with the air around paper [...]

December 29, 2014 Beth Elliott Health & Safety, Importance of Clean, Miscellaneous 0

People Like Clean Places

People Like Clean Places

America’s favorite convenience store chain is Quik Trip and a primary reason is that it’s clean.  This is the result of a recent study performed by Market Force Information, a customer intelligence company.  Market Force included 83 convenience store chains in the study and surveyed more than 5,000 customers. Quik Trip placed first in both [...]

October 20, 2014 Beth Elliott Importance of Clean, Miscellaneous, Uncategorized 0

Why Is It Important to Have a Workplace That is Clean and Orderly?

Why Is It Important to Have a Workplace That is Clean and Orderly?

The Vision of Alliance Maintenance is for its franchise owners and their cleaners to “Excite People by Creating a Clean and Orderly Place to Work”.  From time to time on this blog we’re going to take an up close look at this Vision. Today we’re going to explore why people need cleanliness and order at [...]

September 2, 2014 Beth Elliott Health & Safety, Importance of Clean, Miscellaneous, Uncategorized 0

How to Avoid These 9 Problems When Hiring a New Janitorial Company – Part I

How to Avoid These 9 Problems When Hiring a New Janitorial Company – Part I

One thing is always true when a customer hires a new janitorial service.  The customer is hopeful that the new janitorial service will clean their building so well that it will create a clean and comfortable place to work.  And the janitorial service wants the same thing! There is a flurry of activity when the [...]

July 14, 2014 Beth Elliott Cleaning Tips, Employees, Importance of Clean, Miscellaneous, Uncategorized 0

Did You Know That You Can Clean Your Way to Better Relationships?

Did You Know That You Can Clean Your Way to Better Relationships?

People don’t like dirty places.  People like clean places.  This is especially true for the workplace. When people show up at work and things are dirty or disorganized, they don’t like it.  Are you happy when you walk into a dirty restroom?  I didn’t think so!  And when people are unhappy, they become irritable and [...]

June 23, 2014 Beth Elliott Importance of Clean, Miscellaneous 0

Never Do This When Cleaning the Restrooms in Your Office…

Never Do This When Cleaning the Restrooms in Your Office…

Here are four things that you should never do when cleaning the restrooms in your office building:   Never let toilet paper, paper towel or soap dispensers run out of product. Of all of the cleaning problems, this upsets people the most! Never forget to use microfiber cleaning tools. Microfiber cleaning tools allow you to [...]

June 9, 2014 Beth Elliott Cleaning Tips, Importance of Clean, Miscellaneous 0

So What’s a Pandemic Flu Anyway?

So What’s a Pandemic Flu Anyway?

Do you know the difference between a Pandemic Flu and Seasonal Flu?  If not, let me explain.  A pandemic is worldwide disease outbreak.  When a new flu emerges, a flu pandemic occurs.  This means that the new flu has spread globally.  Pandemic flus are rare and dangerous.  They can spread quickly because people have little [...]

June 2, 2014 Beth Elliott Health & Safety, Importance of Clean, Miscellaneous, Uncategorized 0